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Diana Rowe Pauls

Re: Sempra's threats

I loved a comment from my friend:
My first reaction to someone who
makes threats like Sempra's is to tell them negotiations are over--we
don't negotiate with terrorists.

Julie in Boise

That's beautiful.

mtnbkrid

After all is said and done, if it gets built the power gets shipped to California and our air gets trashed! What a country, I only hope the moratorium gets passed.

Julie in Boise

Don't just hope! If you haven't yet, it's not to late to write your legislators, no matter where you live in Idaho, and ask them to please support the two-year moratorium, HB689.

It's important to express support for the two-year moratorium, which would not apply to plants proposed by a cooperative or municipality, nor plants that would use gasification technology - something Idaho might want to pursue. It also will allow ample time to develop rules on how to deal with plants that aren't regulated by the PUC.

Julie in Boise

Meant to add above ... there is a one-year version in the Senate, but the reasons above are why it's not as good!

Diana Rowe Pauls

Communities for Healthy Idaho (click my name) has many links... to write to the county commissioners (INCLUDING Jerome!), letters to the editor (papers throughout the region), legislators, and the governor.

I really hope that people from THROUGHOUT Idaho, not just those of us in Magic Valley, speak up and often about this issue to their representatives. It seems obvious (from yesterday's hearings) that the little people have to work ten times as hard to be heard, if we can't write the big checks...

Diana Rowe Pauls

One more thing...

How can we expect Idaho's legislators to keep our state's priorities straight when they think that same-sex marriage is more important than protecting our low-income families from unsafe housing and slumlords, when they refuse to raise the minimum wage, and so on...

Julie in Boise

Diana asks above: "How can we expect Idaho's legislators to keep our state's priorities straight when they think that same-sex marriage is more important than protecting our low-income families from unsafe housing and slumlords, when they refuse to raise the minimum wage, and so on..."

We can't. That's why we need to elect more Ds. When we get at least a third in both chambers, then we can start making progress on the issues that matter.

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